NUCL 66000

Magnetic Confinement Fusion

Instructor: Professor Choi

Applications of plasma physics for analysis and design of plasma configurations in fusion reactors. Topics include beam-driven fusion systems, plasma heating and ignition via neutral beams and RF wave heating, plasma waves, kinetic and fluid descriptions of plasmas, and energy transport; blanket neutronics for tritium breeding, energy conversion, and reactor design considerations. Prerequisite: NUCL 56000.